Sai Ponugoti, Candidate for Board of Governors 2020

Sai Ramana Ponugoti

General Director, P&G Vietnam

Sai Ramana Ponugoti (Sai) leads P&G’s Vietnam operations since 2019, serving Vietnam consumers through leadership brands across all P&G categories: Baby Care, Hair Care, Fabric & Home Care, Skin & Personal Care, Feminine Care, and Oral Care. He works with distributors and retail partners to create value for consumers through defining Commercial strategies, leading Business Operations and building Go-to-market strategies – to ensure joint category growth.

Sai joined P&G in 2001 as an Account Executive in India. In his various leadership roles in P&G, he has got extensive experience in leading diverse businesses across trade channels spanning different consumer goods categories. He has demonstrated expertise on developing markets, having worked across Asia Pacific, Middle East, Africa markets and by leading P&G’s Global Innovation center for low-income-markets. He also has extensive experience on ‘Shopper-centric retail innovation’ and partnering with retailers to create category value.

He is passionate about making a difference to the lives of consumers in developing markets through P&G brands. A strong advocate for talent development, Sai has worked across diverse cultures through his P&G career and lived in India, Singapore and Switzerland. Before being appointed General Director for P&G Vietnam, Sai was the ‘Sales Head of India-Middle East-Africa’ for Baby Care and a key member of the Regional Business Unit leadership team based in Geneva, Switzerland for the period 2016 – 2019.

Sai graduated with a Bachelor of Technology degree in Mechanical Engineering from National Institute of Technology, Calicut, and holds an MBA degree in Marketing & Operations from Indian Institute of Management (IIM), Lucknow.

Sai is married to Swetha and has 2 children: Anshul, 11 years old and Aditi, 7 years old.

Statement of Interest

In the long-term strategy of leading P&G Vietnam, I will not only focus on internal company business affairs, but also actively work the external business environment. My personal action plan includes to (i) actively promote mutually beneficial US/Vietnam trade and investment relations, (ii) intensify and elevate the support to the American business community, (iii) work key areas of business development with local and national authorities and (iv) imprint corporate social responsibilities. My emerging country experience, leading large organizations in UAE-Dubai, China, India and Eastern Europe, can and will serve as an asset.

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